Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:19:58 GMT
Opposition Decries 'Assassination Attempt' on Ex-President Mohamud
[East African] Somalia's opposition groups are demanding an investigation into an incident in which prison guards fired at a convoy carrying former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:45:39 GMT
Judge Who Heard Somalia, Kenya Case at International Court of Justice Dies
[Nation] James Richard Crawford, one of the judges who heard the case between Somalia and Kenya at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has died.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:09:49 GMT
Journalists Launch 'Disinformation Lab' to Combat Spread of Fake News
[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The Federation of Somali Journalists has launched a campaign to combat the spread of false information, fake news, hate speech and propaganda. The federation says Somalia is already seeing a huge spike in social media misi...

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:06:36 GMT
Bad Policy Hurting Kenya-Somalia Relations
[Nation] The continual public spat between Somalia and Kenya may make it look like these are countries with little in common, yet a deeper look at their history shows they are tied at the hip.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:52:13 GMT
Polls Open in Somaliland's Local and Parliamentary Elections
[VOA] Washington/Hargeisa -- Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland as voters go to the polls to elect their parliamentary and local representatives.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 10:56:13 GMT
Burundi's Ndayishimiye Cautions Uncoordinated Withdrawal of Amisom From Somalia Could Reverse Gains
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye has cautioned that an uncoordinated withdrawal of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) could reverse gains achieved so far in restoring peace and security in the region.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:50:42 GMT
Election Certain, Now the Focus is Women Seats, Security
[East African] The political agreement signed in Somalia this past heralds not just a new democratic dawn but also one of equity and inclusivity by raising the quota of women in the formal political space to at least a third of the bicameral federal ...

Mon, 31 May 2021 16:32:13 GMT
Kenya Warns Diplomatic Missions Misusing Flights to Somalia
[Nation] Kenya has warned foreign diplomatic missions including the United Nations that they risk being stopped from flying into and out of Somalia from Nairobi.

Mon, 31 May 2021 13:43:12 GMT
Somaliland - the Little Country That Could - If Only the World Would Let It
[Daily Maverick] Somalilanders go to the polls to boost their claim for independence.

Mon, 31 May 2021 06:06:43 GMT
UN Security Council Welcomes Agreement On Prompt and Peaceful Elections
[UN News] The Security Council welcomed the agreement reached on Thursday by the Somali federal government and the federal member states leaders on the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Model.

Fri, 28 May 2021 04:28:01 GMT
Leaders Agree On Political Deal for Elections
[East African] Somalia's political stakeholders on Thursday signed a definitive agreement that paves the way for the country to hold indirect elections, likely before August this year.

Thu, 27 May 2021 09:13:51 GMT
Meeting On Elections Inches Closer to Deal
[East African] Somalia's key stakeholders ended their fourth day of talks in the capital Mogadishu with the strongest hint that a political deal will be reached by Thursday.

Fri, 28 May 2021 04:37:10 GMT
U.S. Welcomes Somalia's Electoral Agreement
[State Department] The United States welcomes the May 27 agreement between Somalia's national and Federal Member State leaders to proceed with parliamentary and presidential elections on the basis of the September 17, 2020, framework. We commend Prim...

Fri, 28 May 2021 04:34:20 GMT
Leaders Agree to Hold Election Within 60 Days
[VOA] Washington -- Political leaders in Somalia agreed Thursday on a framework for long-delayed national elections, hoping to avert a crisis that could push the fragile Horn of Africa country into political violence.

Thu, 27 May 2021 08:07:23 GMT
Police Officers Assault, Threaten Journalist Fardowso Mohamud Sahal
[CPJ] On May 16, 2021, two police officers in the Bondere district of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, assaulted and threatened Fardowso Mohamud Sahal, a reporter, anchor, and producer with the privately owned broadcaster Radio Kulmiye, according t...

Wed, 26 May 2021 12:35:29 GMT
Bashir Mohamed - Why Family Wants Independent Investigation Into Businessman's Murder
[Nation] Lawyers representing the family of deceased Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamed have written to the Director of Public Prosecutions seeking an independent investigation into his murder.

Wed, 26 May 2021 10:52:25 GMT
Bashir Cash Transfers to Somalia Were for Real Estate Projects, Says Manager
[Nation] The slain Somali-American businessman, Mohamud Bashir Mohamed, transferred huge sums of money to Somalia to finance his multiple real estate projects, a senior manager of one of his key companies has said.

Wed, 26 May 2021 06:16:54 GMT
Leaders Walk 'Back From the Brink', Resume Talks On Critical Elections
[UN News] A summit involving leaders of Somalia's political factions is underway in Mogadishu, a welcome relief after months of escalating tension, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, expressing hope that a con...

Tue, 25 May 2021 09:14:31 GMT
FBI Drawn Into Murdered Somali-American's Probe
[Nation] The family of the late Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamoud wants an inquest into his death, after a post-mortem conducted yesterday revealed he was strangled.

Tue, 25 May 2021 12:22:30 GMT
Somali Businessman Was 'Tortured to Death'
[Nairobi News] Somali businessman Bashir Mohammed died from strangulation; postmortem results have revealed.

Mon, 24 May 2021 12:38:32 GMT
Who Was Bashir Mohamed and Who Wanted Him Dead?
[Nation] Just who was this man, the slain Mohamud Bashir Mohamed, and who so badly wanted him dead?

Mon, 24 May 2021 12:55:32 GMT
Autopsy Reveals Strangulation as the Cause of Death for Businessman Bashir Mohamud
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamed, whose mutilated body was discovered in Kirinyaga a week after disappearing, died from bare hand strangulation according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

Mon, 24 May 2021 06:27:53 GMT
Body of Missing Somali-American Businessman Found At Kirinyaga Morgue
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Missing Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamed Mohamud was on Saturday found dead a week after he went missing.

Mon, 24 May 2021 07:38:36 GMT
Somaliland Celebrates 30 Years of Self-Rule
[East African] The self-declared Republic of Somaliland marked 30 years of self-rule with festivities in the capital Hargeisa.

Sat, 22 May 2021 17:26:56 GMT
Somali Leaders Converge in Mogadishu to Discuss Elections
[Citizen] Somali leaders will meet on Saturday in Mogadishu to discuss the electoral calendar.

Fri, 21 May 2021 12:57:27 GMT
Leaders Converge in Mogadishu to Discuss Elections
[Nation] Somali leaders will meet on Saturday in Mogadishu to discuss the electoral calendar.

Fri, 21 May 2021 05:38:01 GMT
Ex-President Mahama Quits as African Union Envoy to Somalia
[East African] Former Ghanaian President John Mahama has quit his role as African Union's High Representative to Somalia, more than a week after Mogadishu rejected his deployment, citing bias.

Fri, 21 May 2021 05:09:59 GMT
What Is Behind Kenya and Somalia's Dicey Relations?
[DW] For close to six months, diplomatic ties between Kenya and Somalia seemed headed for disaster. Mogadishu reached out, and Nairobi responded positively. But underneath, huge differences remain.

Thu, 20 May 2021 11:07:21 GMT
U.S. Help Sought in Search for Missing Businessman
[Nation] Is somebody holding Somali-American businessman Mohamud Bashir Mohammed, alias Bashir, and if so, for what reasons?

Thu, 20 May 2021 14:27:37 GMT
Somaliland At 30 - Still Unrecognised, but Alive and Well
[African Arguments] 30 years after declaring independence, Somaliland is still at the margins of the international system despite its considerable successes.